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Tony Van Parys
28 June 2007 –June 2010
|Born||21 June 1951|
|Political party||Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams|
Tony J.M.M. Van Parys (born 21 June 1951) is a Belgian CD&V politician.
Van Parys was first chosen to the Belgian Chamber of Representatives in 1985, on a CVP ticket. He was chiefly Minister of Justice in the second Dehaene government (1998-1999).
Van Parys was part of the 1988 parliamentary commission looking into the "ways that banditry and terrorism suppression are organized [in Belgium]." Together with Philippe Laurent of the Parti social chrétien he wrote the main report that detailed the results.
He was elected as a member of the Belgian Senate in 2007.
Stefaan De Clerck
| Belgian Minister of Justice|
24 April 1998–12 July 1999
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